"All Celts are soldiers...... An odd thing, Ireland & Scotland, both miniscule small countries, no Navy to speak of; and in the case of Ireland, almost no army. As for Scotland, if the King's Own Borderers, the Seaforth, The Cameron Highlanders and the Royal Scots Guard were not in existence, the bloody Royal Army would amount to no more than an overpaid palace guard at the best! For two small countries their soldiers have been referred to as "en hostis terriblis" [behold a terrible enemy] and because of reputation, they have worn the uniform of other countries. All Celts, besides being natural born warriors, are the best poets from Burns to Joyce.
by letter from CPO William Bullard, USN & Drum Major, Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipe & Drums, Newport, Dennis Collins Division............
HERE ARE ALL THE REGISTERED US MILITARY TARTANS AS WELL AS PICTURES OF THESE TARTANS WORN AS KILTS. These US military tartans can be made into Kilts, Kilted skirts, Ties, Scarves & Fly Plaids or just purchased by the yard. Some are only available in the 11oz. weight, while others are "special weaves" meaning none of the mills carry them ahead & we must order them woven...........Enjoy!
"IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1314,THE PATRIOTS OF SCOTLAND,
STARVING AND OUTNUMBERED, CHARGED THE FIELDS OF
BANNOCKBURN... THEY FOUGHT LIKE WARRIOR POETS !
THEY FOUGHT LIKE SCOTSMEN AND WON THEIR FREEDOM !"
THE ARMY TAKES HIS LADY (OF CLAN BUCHANAN) TO "ROBBIE BURNS" !
THE SGT WEARS HIS KILT!
A USAF PIPER IN FULL REGALIA ..."OFF WE GO !"
AT THE CLEAR BALL... AN AIRFORCE CELEBRATION !
THOSE "FLYBOYS" CELEBRATE THE "RIGHT STUFF" AT THE NAVY BALL!
A U.S. NAVY TARTAN KILT WITH "REGIMENTAL" PLEATING TO THE WHITE STRIPE...WORN WITH A FORMAL PRINCE CHARLIE JACKET AND A MINI-FLY PLAID......OR, YOU CAN WEAR YER KILT WITH YER MESS JACKET...YOUR CALL LADDIE!
POLARIS TARTAN AS WORN BY THE USNA PIPERS..
US COAST GUARD PIPERS AT THE JACKSONVILLE GAMES
PLAYING AT A MEMORIAL....
US COASD GUARD PIPER WITH HIS COMMANDANT
THE USMC BIRTHDAY BALL WHERE EVEN THE NAVY IS WELCOME !
A USMC PIPER GIVES THE PLAID TO THE SGT MAJOR OF THE CORPS.. SEMPER FI!
THE PIPER AND HIS LADY AT THE BALL WHERE HE BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE WITH THE MARINE CORPS HYMN & AMAZING GRACE !
M.M. ACADEMY PIPER IN HIS KILT BY ALEXIS MALCOLM
THE RING DANCE AT THE M.M. ACADEMY
HERE'S A WEE SAMPLE OF THE MILITARY KILT ACCESSORIES. THE FOLLOWING LINK WILL TAKE YOU TO OUR WEBPAGE WHERE YOU CAN SEE THEM ALL : US Military
Remember these faces. These are a sampling of the lads that went to Vietnam. Many didn’t want to go, but it was their duty. They went for their Country but they fought for each other. They fought to stay alive & come home to families & friends who loved them. They laughed, they joked, they had their private fears & dreams of their future. 58,000 did not return. They were your brothers, your sons, your friends & your fathers. These above were Marines, but the Army, Navy, Airforce & Coast Guard sent their best as well. To be truly good patriots, we must all never forget the price of war nor engage in it for foolish purposes & never forget our Lads & Lassies who served, no matter their age, whether they come home or not...They paid the price & we owe them a heartfelt gratitude. Above all else though, we owe them sound judgement. Semper Fi ! Alexis Malcolm, proud daughter of a US Navy Doctor who went with "his" Marines to Bouganville & Gudalcanal, Navy wife, Navy Submariner's sister & Mom of a US Marine .
BAND OF BROTHERS...... VIETNAM MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON, D.C.
These words are from Scotland's Declaration of Independence known as the "Declaration of Arbroath" signed in Scotland in 1320:
"For as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."
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